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The Cleveland Museum of Art is local to me, world class, and free.


http://www.clevelandart.org/exhibitions/medieval-monsters-terrors-aliens-wonders

Monsters captivated the imagination of medieval men and women, just as they continue to fascinate us today. Drawing on the Morgan Library & Museum’s superb collection of illuminated manuscripts, this major exhibition— the first of its kind in North America—will explore the complex social role of monsters in the Middle Ages. Medieval Monsters will lead visitors through three sections based on the ways monsters functioned in medieval societies. “Terrors” explores how monsters enhanced the aura of those in power, be they rulers, knights, or saints. A second section, “Aliens,” demonstrates how marginalized groups in European societies—such as Jews, Muslims, women, the poor, and the disabled—were further alienated by being figured as monstrous. The final section, “Wonders,” considers a group of strange beauties and frightful anomalies that populated the medieval world. Whether employed in ornamental, entertaining, or contemplative settings, these fantastic beings were meant to inspire a sense of marvel and awe in their viewers.
 

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Nice lecture on three obsessive artists: Yayoi Kusama, Sophie Calle, Kaari Upson:

Kaari Upson: https://www.flaunt.com/content/kaari-upson
Upson became interested in the idea that somewhere in the world there would exist a mirror house,
a sort of secret twin to her childhood home. She tried in vain to purchase one, simply pretending to house-shop, and videotaping the excursions. This went on for years. She didn’t find the house’s true spiritual twin until a visit with a friend in Vegas. “When I walked into her house, I was like, here it is!” The video “In Search of the Perfect Double,” which was shown in a 2017 exhibition at the New Museum in NYC, chronicles some of this process. “We just would go from house to house.
 

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